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The Yarram Archies 2019


The competition is open to people of all ages and entries must depict a real person, past or present.

With entrants coming from all over the region and often as far as Melbourne, the range of styles and medium used for this competition always makes for a great exhibition.

And the winners are…

Judges Notes:

First Prize

Roz McQuillan

Title:- Portrait of Craig

I admire your bold placement of the gentleman in your subject, you have shown great skill and confidence in your choice to do so.

The Yarram Archies 2019 Opening Night Speeches and Awards Ceremony.

The Yarram Archies 2019 Popular Choice Award

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Your restraint within the painting has also proven a most powerful skill in achieving impact without showing a laboriously overworked portrait.

Very Refreshing.

Lea Jones

Second Prize

Jillian Black

Title :- Predicaments

Your subject choice is skilfully mastered demanding the viewer to revisit and reinvestigate the predicament of your sitter. The fact that the photographic work you submitted is able to stand so strong amongst traditional, painted works is another testament to your abilities. I have enjoyed seeing your work and look forward to seeing future works with the same fresh and impressive impact.


Lea Jones

Third Prize

Sharon Wooton

Title:- Tuesdays with Di

Such a refreshing painting! A pure pleasure to view. A joy to see such a fun and free approach to what is traditionally a formally executed subject. Your patterning and vibrant use of colour adds to the impact of your finished portrait.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful works.

Lea Jones


David, Pyramid Hill - “Yet another stimulating collection” - 5th August, 2019.

R. Tyers, Packenham - “Great!” - 8th August, 2019.

Lilly, Yarram - “My favourite was “Girl with Blue Kitten” - 10th August, 2019.

Casey, Yarram - “Favourite was “Ross” and “Ella” - 10th August, 2019.

M. Stackhouse, Yarram - “Another interesting display of talent!” - 10th August, 2019.

P. Handley, Alberton - “Love this space. Great exhibition.” - 14th August, 2019.

K. Handley, Cyprus - “Fantastic local art!” - 14th August, 2019.

K. Young, Yinnar - “Great!!!” - 14th August, 2019.

W. Appleyard, Foster - “Fantastic.” - 17th August, 2019.

Joanna, Brisbane - “Wonderful collection; Welcoming host. Thank you Paul!” - 19th August, 2019.

J. Quick, Korumburra - “Fantastic Works” - 22nd August, 2019.

E. Goodwin, Calgary; Canada - “Amazing.” - 23rd August, 2019.

Debbi K., Swansea Tides; Tasmania - “Great stuff :) “ - 27th August, 2019.

Earlier Event: 4 July
Nature Naturally
Later Event: 30 August